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In 2017, Fixed Assets of Manufacturing was RM335.7 billion
In 2017 there were 2,214,883 employees in Manufacturing
The value of gross output rose 5.7 per cent per annum to RM1,275.8 billion in 2017

Index Of Industrial Production, Malaysia March 2020

Release Date : Tuesday 12, May 2020 1200


Malaysia’s Industrial Production Index (IPI) decreased 4.9 per cent in March 2020

The Industrial Production Index (IPI) dropped 4.9 per cent in March 2020 as compared with the same month of the previous year. The decline in IPI in March 2020 was contributed by the decrease in all indices, which were index of Manufacturing (-4.2%), index of Mining (-6.5%) and index of Electricity (-7.0%).


On year-on-year basis, the Manufacturing sector output dropped 4.2 per cent in March 2020 after recording an increase of 6.2 per cent in February 2020. The major sub-sectors contributing to the decrease in Manufacturing sector in March 2020 were Electrical and Electronics Products (-5.0%), Non-metallic Mineral Products, Basic Metal and Fabricated Metal Products (-9.8%) and Food, Beverages and Tobacco (-9.9%).


The Mining sector output dropped 6.5 per cent in March 2020 as compared to the same period of the previous year. The negative growth was due to the decrease in Natural Gas index (-6.0%) and Crude Oil and Condensate index (-7.1%).


The Electricity sector output decreased 7.0 per cent in March 2020 as compared to the same month of the previous year.


The IPI for the first quarter 2020 recorded a growth of 0.4 per cent as compared to the same period of the previous year. This positive growth was contributed by the increase of 1.3 per cent in Manufacturing index. Meanwhile, Electricity index and Mining index recorded a reduction of 0.4 per cent and 1.8 per cent respectively.


The full publication of the Industrial Production Index, March 2020 can be downloaded through eStatistik portal.


Data for March 2020 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the April 2020 publication.


Released By:

 DrUzir_Mahidin    Dr_Uzir

12 May 2020


Contact person:

Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak 
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
E-mail : yusrizal.razak[at]dosm.gov.my